Saturday, February 23, 2013

Spring Training Game One Thread: Is This Heaven? No, It's Arizona Cactus League

White Sox at Dodgers (12:05 AM Pacific, Camelback Ranch)

It's tiiiiime for Dodger baseball, dear SoSG readers.

I know, I know, it's only the first Spring Training game of the year. It means nothing, our key players will only get an AB or two, it's just the warm-up before the pre-warm-up, etc. But still...we have to start this season somewhere. And that somewhere is today and now.

Kemp and Crawford won't feature, but let's see what we can put together. Breaking from tradition of listing the lineup in the comments, here goes:

Ramirez 6
MEllis 4
Gonzalez 3
Ethier 9
Cruz 5
* Schumaker 8
Hairston 7
AJEllis 2
Uribe DH

Per Eric Stephen at TBLA - and complete props to him for tracking down this esoteria: "Kershaw starts...scheduled to be followed by: Matt Magill, Stephen Fife, Mark Lowe, Ronald Belisario, Kelvin De La Cruz, and Gregory Infante."

*Skip fuckin' Schumaker? That is just too weird still.

53 comments:

Paul said...

I'll take it!

Paul said...

Prime Ticket is starting off the great coverage of a ladder...

Paul said...

It's suppose to be the greatest ladder ever so who am I to judge?

Dusty Baker said...

Seriously, I forgot all about Skip S and had to look up who the fuck that name on the roster was.

Oh well, keeping an open mind.

Orel said...

Eric Stephen ‏@truebluela

Yep, KLAC 570 (English) & KTNQ 1020 (Spanish) RT @HaberBen: Is the Dodgers game being broadcasted on radio today? If so, what station?

Orel said...

Dodgers PR ‏@DodgersPR

For all uniform junkies -- the #Dodgers will wear home whites today. #DodgersST

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

It's about friggin time we got a game thread up in this joint!

Orel said...

Los Angeles Dodgers ‏@Dodgers

The first lineup card of #DodgersST: pic.twitter.com/e5yP1FQQW2

karina said...

épale everyone!

when I become a dictator, I'm gonna make them to play professional baseball everyday

Orel said...

Dodgers down 2-0 already?

Dusty Baker said...

I like how you think, K. When you are a dictator, I want to be your heavy and "take care of people" that need to be dealt with.

Dusty Baker said...

Josh Bell is at WhiSox now? Lost the thread on him.

Alex Cora said...

Kershaw looked good. Belly ok. Stadium 1/2 full. Nice sunny day though.

Alex Cora said...

Walters and Katsen walked past me with a big smile on his face.

Alex Cora said...

Designated eater Uribe is up.

Orel said...

Juan Uribe breaks up the perfect game!

Alex Cora said...

Uribe is the offensive MVP right now. Sigh.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Is this a "must win" game?

Alex Cora said...

No free wifi here.

Dusty Baker said...

Fife the di-dog is in tha house.

Dusty Baker said...

Awesome, AC. Glad you're getting to soak it in.

Alex Cora said...

Fife throwing heat. A little too fast though as he gets taken out of the park. Lots o sox fans here

Dusty Baker said...

Great start, Fife!

Put in Q-Tip, Mattingly.

karina said...

@Dusty deal!

@AC awesome!

Dusty Baker said...

"The White Sox have dueling Sanchezes" per the broadcast. I hope at least one of them is dirty.

Orel said...

Ethier triple!

Dusty Baker said...

Ethier w a triple that sounde dlike a HR at first from Steiner, who is already in mid-season form.

Orel said...

PUIG!

Dusty Baker said...

pre-season DAMMIT!

Orel said...

Epale, Dictator Karina!

Alex Cora said...

Air guitar cam on the scoreboard. Get me more beer and it could be me up there.

Alex Cora said...

Steiner was signing autographs earlier. He's short.

Alex Cora said...

Can't find the coolacoo here

Alex Cora said...

Ushers here are nice.

Alex Cora said...

Lots of zeros on the board for the dodgers

Dusty Baker said...

Loving the Tupac sample on the KLAC radio broadcast inning intro.

Dusty Baker said...

There are a lot of zeroes out there. Zero Dark Dodgers Hitting.

Alex Cora said...

Uribe has actually hit the ball pretty hard. I'm just hoping they are working on their defense more than offense today.

Dusty Baker said...

How may games are you taking in, AC?

Alex Cora said...

No offense playbook.

Alex Cora said...

@DB. Three. Missing the Giants on Tuesday.

Dusty Baker said...

@AC

Fuck the Giants!

Alex Cora said...

No-go

Alex Cora said...

Les Mis hitting the ball.

Dusty Baker said...

Wreck It Juan

Alex Cora said...

Life of no runs.

Alex Cora said...

DDodgers unhit.

Dusty Baker said...

Life of Pie: the Uribe Story

Dusty Baker said...

Searching for Hits Man

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

$220 million turd

Paul said...

I think the team needs to drink more.

Dusty Baker said...

@Paul

I'm doing my best!

Dusty Baker said...

@DKA

How was Narcotics Anonymous?